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Africa is the land of unlimited adventure and unimaginable natural beauty. It is a continent that attracts millions of tourists form all across the world.
Kenya,Tanzania
Uganda, South Africa, Zanzibar,Egypt,Rwanda, Malawi, Seychelles
Africa Overland TripsAfrica Overland Trips
Overland safari tours is still the most exicting and economical way of travelling through africa
Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi South Africa
Africa Camel Trekking SafarisAfrica Camel Trekking Safaris
Unforgettable Camel Trekking Experience around Africa Deserts Kenya, Egypt
Africa  Beach HolidaysEast Africa Excursions
Several short safaris and excursions are available for those who have a limited time to see the African attractions Nairobi,Mombasa,Zanzibar
Africa Flying Safaris
Kenya
Africa Cultural Safaris
Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt
Africa Bird watching Safaris
Kenya, Uganda
Family Safaris
Kenya, Tanzania
Uganda Travel Information

Uganda is known principally for it's gorilla safaris. The country, which borders Kenya, was famously referred to by Winston Churchill as the "pearl of Africa" having been the Source of River Nile. Bwindi, National Park is a home to some of the largest gorilla populations in the world.

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Straddling the equator, much of her southern border is dominated by Lake Victoria. It is a tremendously lush country, dotted with lakes and rivers (the most famous being the Nile) and the West is fringed by the glacier-capped Rwenzori Mountains.

The country offers top wildlife destinations, fantastic adventure holidays and the best bird life anywhere. Its hidden valleys and vast grass land plains were once the stamping ground of the infamous elephant hunters.

From the snow capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains to the awe-inspiring spectacle of Murchison Falls, and from the Impenetrable rain forest of Bwindi to the endless horizons of the central plains, Uganda's scenic diversity and richness of the landscape compares favourably with anywhere on the African continent. Uganda is also sanctuary to such rare and unusual species of wildlife such as Uganda Kob and the Shoebill stork, together with the magnificent mountain gorilla as well as some of Africa's largest concentrations of crocodile and hippo.

The Pearl of Africa is indeed a compelling and awesome destination and it brings back memories of early explorers like Speke, Grant who unlocked the secrets of this priceless African gem.

Uganda’s reputation as "Africa’s Friendliest People" stems from a tradition of hospitality, a remarkable low level of crime, and courtesy towards tourists. Uganda has been a cultural melting pot for more than 30 indigenous languages belonging to five distinct linguistic groups.

Population : 27 million.

Ethnic Groups :

Baganda 17%, Ankole 8%, Basonga 8% others 67%

Languages :

English is the official language. Luganda is widely spoken, as are Swahili and Arabic in certain regions and many indigenous languages as well.

Religions: Roman Catholics 33%, Protestant 33%, Muslims 16%, Indigenous beliefs 18%.

History:

Until 1886, when Uganda became a British Protectorate, governing was a tribal matter where every tribe or kingdom had its own leaders. There were five kingdoms featured most prominently; the Bunyoro-Kitara, the largest and earliest kingdom that began in the 13th century; the Buganda which was strong militarily and economically; the Ankole which extended into present Tanzania; the Busoga, and most recently the Toro.

These kingdoms had kings as their political and spiritual leaders and were constantly at war until the British arrived in the 1880s. As a British Protectorate, the kingdoms came under intense pressure, began to crumble and disintegrated by 1900.

Uganda attained independence from Britain on October 9, 1962. She became a Republic with a Prime Minister. Shortly after, under the 9-year dictatorial regime of Idi Amin 300,000 Ugandans died. Since 1986, when the NRM government of Yoweri Museveni came into power, several economic and political reforms - including a new constitution in 1995 - have set Uganda on a course for a brighter future.

Economy:

Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall and sizeable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and coffee accounts for the bulk of the export revenues. Since 1986, the government - with the support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to rehabilitate and stabilize the economy. Structural adjustment policies have been implemented, including liberalization, public sector reform, privatization of state-owned enterprises and decentralization. Uganda is now on the firm path of economic and social recovery after emerging from a turbulent political past.

Currency: Uganda Shilling (Ush)

Exchange Rate: UGS 1810 to 1USD

Africa Culture & People
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Africa Top Safari Destinations
Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo, Mt Kenya- Kenya
Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro- Tanzania
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls - Uganda
Kruger park, Cape Town - South Africa
Mahe Island - Seychelles
Cairo - Egypt
Africa Top Safari Activities
Africa Honeymoon Experience Africa Honeymoon Safaris
Enjoy the most Romantic Experience in your lifetime at Africa beaches. Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Seychelles,South Africa
Africa Mount Climbing Africa Mountain Trekks
Experience the most daunting challenge to world lovers of mountaineering in:
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda,
Africa Gorilla Trekking Gorilla Trekking/Trails
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Uganda, Rwanda
Africa  Beach HolidaysAfrica Beach Holidays
Africa beach Holiday destinations a rustic paradise to enjoy
Kenya, Zanzibar, Seychelles
Tented Camp Africa Camping Safaris
Explore Africa major attractions and enjoy your staty at luxurious camps. Kenya, Tanzania
Africa Migration Safaris
Enjoy the 7th Wonders of the world

Kenya, Tanzania
Lioness Africa Luxury Lodge Safaris
Take an Africa Visit to major parks and Game Reserves and enjoy your stay at luxurious Lodges. Kenya, Tanzania
East Africa Combined Safaris
Kenya, Tanzania
Africa Adventure Safaris
Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa